Perfect Sight

For years I had perfect 20/20 vision.

Unfortunately, that didn’t last.

One day…as hard as I tried…I couldn’t read the fine print on bottles of non-prescription pain relievers and cold remedies. My eye doctor explained it away as part of growing older. There was nothing I could do. I couldn’t believe it. Me? I'd grown old enough that my eyes had started to fail?

Now without my reading glasses, I can’t read anything that isn’t in large print. Did I say large? I should have said VERY LARGE.

I keep pairs of reading glasses in strategic places – my home office, the kitchen, the bedroom, and in my purse. I have one consolation. My husband and most of my friends have also resorted to using them. It’s quite humorous when four or more of us simultaneously pull out glasses in order to read a restaurant menu.

As much as I dislike the handicap of having to use glasses, I’m also very thankful to have them. It’s not worth the struggle - or vanity – to not wear them. It’s too frustrating to only see a blur when trying to make out words on a page. It makes me feel excluded from the world. And helpless.

Yet – when I’m willing to put them on, everything on the page becomes miraculously clear…

Sometimes I feel that God’s will and direction for my life is fuzzy. I not only want Him to clearly lay out the right path for me, I want to know what waits down the road. I don’t want any fuzziness…confusion…or frustration.

But, God doesn’t work that way. He doesn’t reveal all to us. Instead…He asks us to trust and follow.

“We live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)

One of my favorite songs is by the band, Petra. They use the words, "We walk by faith, not by sight." We need to keep putting one foot ahead of the other, even if we don't know where God will take us.
And don't forget to pay attention to hindsight. It has the ability to reveal answers to questions. I’ve been able to look back and say, “Thank You, God. You knew better than I…”

Trust that someday - when we join Him in heaven - we’ll clearly see all. We’ll understand why things happened the way they did. Why God allowed us to struggle. And we’ll know His infinite wisdom. We’ll have perfect sight.

Keep the faith – and don’t lose your glasses!


  1. thank you so true and so needed - fuzzy is such a perfect word. I also want so much to know what waits down the road.....

  2. Thanks for visiting, Daughter of Annie! I hope to see you here again.

  3. Dawn this is a great post. I love the photo! ;) Our weaknesses keep us humble. That's not all bad. It means more glory to God when we accomplish something for His kingdom.

    :) Annette

  4. Thanks, Annette!
    The photo was taken in my home office. The books beneath the reading glasses are three of my recent favorites.


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